Stories tagged: rio
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed …
Sat., March 10, 2018
I do any research ahead of a trip, it’s often about food.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
Brazil’s lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces amid a spike in violence.
Mon., May 22, 2017
Medals handed out to more than 130 winners at the 2016 Rio Olympics are rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.”
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Homeless people in Rio are feasting on three-course meals courtesy of one of the world’s top chefs, who used leftovers from Olympic caterers and other local partners to make food, …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
On the field, the Olympic Games will leave us breathless time and again. Heroes will be revealed.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according …
Sun., July 31, 2016
Brazil’s city of extremes frantically prepares for the opening ceremonies while beset by a crippling recession; a corruption scandal; increasing crime; the threat of terrorism; Zika-carrying mosquitoes; and polluted waters …
Fri., July 29, 2016
Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club …
Fri., July 22, 2016
Full of new star power, the U.S. men’s basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina in Las …
Wed., July 20, 2016
The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks.
Fri., July 15, 2016
A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.
Thu., June 30, 2016
After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around the grounds, a chance to finally conclude …
Wed., June 29, 2016
The Nashville Predators acquired P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber on Wednesday in a blockbuster swap of All-Star defensemen two days before free agency opens.
Tue., June 28, 2016
Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.
Sat., June 4, 2016
If the Rio de Janeiro Olympics go on as planned, it apparently will not be over Pau Gasol’s dead body.
Wed., May 11, 2016
With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika …
Wed., April 27, 2016
Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings will play in their fourth Olympics, anchoring the U.S. women’s basketball team heading to the Rio Games in August. The trio was among …
Wed., April 20, 2016
Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Not that long ago boxing was on the verge of being kicked out of the Olympics because corruption, ineptitude and head-shaking decisions had made a mockery of the sport.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
A Rio de Janeiro urban planner warns that next year’s Olympics will widen the gap between the wealthy and the poor in this already socially stratified city.
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
AUTO RACING: The latest impressive showing for Joe Gibbs Racing came in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday at Brooklyn, Michigan, and …